Yuletide Concert

Our annual Yuletide Concert approaches on December 20. Please let Mark Dawson know if you would like to perform, and provide the name of the pieces, the composer, and the names of the members of your group. You can reach Mark at msjddawson@sbcglobal.net or call him at 773-334-6376.

Please plan to bring food or drink to share.

Our December newsletter can be found here: December 2015

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Recorder Orchestra – November 15th!

This month, November 15, we are seeking recorder players. Lots of recorder players. Lisette will continue with this season’s theme, “Shall we Dance!” Repertoire will include music by Bach, Handel, Lully, Ravel, and more. We will provide the music, just bring your instruments and stands. We will look forward to welcoming you, jamming together, and making beautiful—and louder than usual—harmonies.

November 2015

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Next Meeting, Baroque Music of Jewish Composers, October 18th

Coming in October, on the 18th, Andrew Schultze returns, this time to lead us in music composed by Jewish musicians from the Baroque era.


The meeting will be at at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2012 West Dickens, Chicago. Enter the front door of the parish building west of the church and go to the large fellowship hall on the right.

Our October newsletter is now available. Included is a tribute to Tom Zajac, a musician who had many ties to the Chicago early music community.

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Half Off Membership Sale for New Members!

Do you love to play the recorder? Do you want to learn new techniques and brush up on skills? Have you been thinking about joining the Chapter?

Prospective new members may now join the Chicago Chapter of the American Recorder Society for half the membership rate. That would be $15 for an individual membership increasing to $30 the year after.


If you are already a member, please help our drive by showing this ad to a non-member friend.

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Welcome back from Summer and to a New Season

Labor Day is approaching and now it is time to turn our thoughts to the new season. We are welcoming back Lisette Kielson as Music Director. She has a great year of programs planned for us. Details are in our monthly newsletter, which you can read by following the link below.

Our first meeting is September 20 at 2 PM at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2012 West Dickens, Chicago.

September 2015-1

Recorders MMC


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Chicago Chapter Participates in Make Music Chicago

On June 21, as part of Make Music Chicago day, the Chicago Chapter played at the Lincoln Park Zoo. We were conducted by Lisette Kielson in a program of renaissance to modern music. We had a nice crowd and beautiful weather!ChicagoRecordersLPZ

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Chicago Chapter Plays Make Music Chicago

The Chicago Chapter of the American Recorder Society will be playing as part of ‘Make Music Chicago.,’ a live one day music festival taking place on June 21. We will be at the Lincoln Park Zoo at the Park Place Café, 2 PM.

Please join us!

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